HEYBRIDGE Swifts literally turned the Pitching In Isthmian North table on its head with a sparkling 5-0 home win over leaders Hullbridge Sports on Tuesday, writes JON LONGMAN.

Next-to-bottom club Heybridge struck twice in the sixth minute with goals from Jack Humphrey and captain George Craddock.

The visitors could not cope with the electric pace of Swifts front three — Ernest Okoh, Andy Fennell and Manny Osei — and it was all too much for Hullbridge’s Dexter Peter who received a straight red in the 22nd minute for throwing the ball at an assistant referee.

With French returnee Delio Tosoni and Craddock bossing the midfield, Hullbridge only tested Swifts keeper Jack Marsden once when he had to leap to palm a Lewis Watson strike over the bar.

The pick of the five Swifts goals came a minute before the break when a magical swivel from Jack Adlington-Pile outwitted two defenders and left him with the space to curl his shot into the top corner of the net.

Okoh scored his first Swifts goal three minutes into the second half with a simple close-range header to end Hullbridge’s hopes of a fight back.

It was fitting that the fifth Swifts goal should come from Chelmsford loanee Fennell, who revelled in his first start for the Swifts, receiving a loud appreciative reception when Jay Nash replaced him shortly after his goal.

New-look Swifts go to Soham on Saturday, hoping to make it a miserable day for keeper Josh Pope, brother of Burnley and England keeper Nick.